Breakfast is often referred to as "the most important meal of the day," but that doesn't stop more than 31 million Americans from skipping out on that morning bowl of cereal or piece of toast each day.

According to United Supermarkets' corporate dietician Brenda Garcia, those who skip breakfast are opening themselves up to increased health risks such as abnormal glucose and insulin metabolism, which can lead to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Not to mention the fact that the word breakfast quite literally translates to "breaking the fast" and concludes the 8-10 hour fasting period from the night before when your body was asleep. Breakfast gives you a chance to replenish your body and improve mental alertness, cognitive performance, and mood.

"Breakfast doesn't have to be anything grand or fancy," Brenda says. "Just a piece of whole wheat toast, an egg, whole grain cereal with some low fat milk, berries, and yogurt are all simple and great ways to start your day."

If you're on the go, United Supermarkets has some great grab-and-go breakfast options that can help fuel your morning. Also, don't forget to check United Supermarkets' weekly ads and rewards items to get great deals on all your favorite products and brands! You can find those online at unitedsupermarkets.com.